The $21 Secret to Kaia Gerber’s Gorgeous Lashes
You’re 16. Did you always know you wanted to follow in your mother’s footsteps and become a model?I actually didn’t understand what she even did until I was older. Plus, I had a real awkward stage not even that long ago. But once I started growing into myself and getting confidence, I realized that maybe modeling was something I’d like to do.
You had an awkward stage? Oh my gosh, yes! I was super-tall and a little chubby, and I didn’t know what to do with my hair. And just the clothes I chose to wear ... But my parents let me learn my own lessons, which was effective. My mom was like, “You want to wear blue eye shadow? Go ahead.” And I never wore it again. Now I believe that if you haven’t gone through an awkward phase, you haven’t experienced life. You just come out on the other side so grateful it’s over.
Since you were already a fan, what was it like shooting the Marc Jacobs Daisy Love campaign? We got to shoot on the beach, which was a lot of fun. It was like having a beach day with my friends. Like, “How is this work?”
How do you approach social media? I like using Instagram to show people my personality. In every other format they’re seeing me through other people’s eyes. So I try not to edit too much or think too hard about it. I’m also not somebody who’s always checking it. I like actually experiencing things. At the same time, I do want to show girls you don’t have to try so hard. As long as you’re happy, whatever everyone else is doing shouldn’t matter.
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